Sunday, January 11, 2009
how to: microwave play dough
play dough. I know that feeling...well. This is the second time in 5 years that the preschool has asked for homemade play dough. Apparently, back in September, I had a weak moment and signed up for January to be my month for such making. It took a phone call from another mom to remind me of this, and I procrastinated another full week, even though that kind woman brought me the recipe.
So here it is, Sunday morning and I decided to break it out so they have it for tomorrow before the month is more than half over. And guess what, it is EASY. I remember being impressed and amazed about 3 years ago too. But a microwave version? Even better. Despite what these pictures represent, I used blue food coloring. In real life it is more like turquoise. Here, you see aquamarine-ish.
Microwave Play Dough
1.5 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup salt
1.5 cups water
2 tablespoons cream of tartar
food coloring or pain
Bring 1.5 cups of water to a boil in the microwave (about 3 minutes). While water is boiling, combine flour, salt and cream of tartar in a large bowl. When the water comes to a boil, remove and add food coloring. Pour all at once into dry ingredients. Mix thoroughly with a wooden spoon. Allow to cool. Turn out onto counter and knead for about 5 minutes or until mixture is smooth. Place in plastic bag and seal.
So easy that I am thinking I should mix up another batch in a different color b/c this really isn't much for 15 kids. I do think one more mom is on the same assignment though. What would you do? Pin It